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Mills signs Vitelli law making it easier for municipalities to expand high-speed internet

Mills signs Vitelli law making it easier for municipalities to expand high-speed internet

Posted: May 20, 2019

On Thursday, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to re-establish the ability of municipalities to attach...

Breen introduces bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine

Breen introduces bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine

Posted: May 17, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, introduced a bill that would form a working group to study and recommend improvements for mental health...

Senate unanimously votes to enact Vitelli bill to hold for-profit colleges accountable

Senate unanimously votes to enact Vitelli bill to hold for-profit colleges accountable

Posted: May 17, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted Thursday to enact legislation from Assistant Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, that would...

Senate unanimously enacts Millett’s first-in-the-nation statewide earned paid time off policy

Senate unanimously enacts Millett’s first-in-the-nation statewide earned paid time off policy

Posted: May 17, 2019

AUGUSTA— The Maine Senate unanimously voted to enact legislation from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would create a statewide...

Senate gives initial approval to Jackson rural ambulance bill

Senate gives initial approval to Jackson rural ambulance bill

Posted: May 16, 2019

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate approved a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support rural ambulance and neonatal services, in an...

Sen. Chipman bill to improve energy and efficiency building codes receives committee support

Sen. Chipman bill to improve energy and efficiency building codes receives committee support

Posted: May 15, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 1543 “An Act To Amend the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code” recently received...

Committee gives bipartisan, unanimous support to Claxton bill to create a medication redispensing program

Committee gives bipartisan, unanimous support to Claxton bill to create a medication redispensing program

Posted: May 14, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 1661, “An Act To Create the Drug Donation and Redispensing Program” received unanimous,...

Committee advances Libby bill to strengthen health insurance and retirement fund for firefighters and law enforcement officers

Committee advances Libby bill to strengthen health insurance and retirement fund for firefighters and law enforcement officers

Posted: May 14, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to strengthen the Retired County and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Municipal Firefighters...

Libby bill to better compensate victims of property crimes clears Committee

Libby bill to better compensate victims of property crimes clears Committee

Posted: May 13, 2019

A bill sponsored by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would compensate victims of property crimes more quickly and fully than they are now. LD 1550, “An...

Senate unanimously supports Herbig bill to help victims of sexual assault

Senate unanimously supports Herbig bill to help victims of sexual assault

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously in support of legislation from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, that would help Maine victims...